Challenger trails Mustang, Camaro in crash tests, IIHS saysTue, 24, May 2016
The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the sports coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
Germany to retest 30 cars showing 'inexplicably high' CO2 levelsTue, 24, May 2016
A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have "inexplicably high" CO2 emissions. The results came to light after officials tested cars from most major brands for 'defeat' devices.
Public not sold on fully autonomous vehicles, study findsMon, 23, May 2016
More than four out of five people would prefer not to ride in fully autonomous vehicles, a study published today found.
Campaign for zero facalities started in safety-conscious SwedenMon, 23, May 2016
The notion that traffic fatalities can be eliminated is a Swedish import. The initiative, known as Vision Zero, was written into Sweden's road safety law in 1997.
There may be a way to zero deaths But is there a will?Mon, 23, May 2016
The auto industry is on the cusp of a startling prospect: What if nobody died in traffic accidents? It's a huge leap from the stance acceptance that road fatalities are regrettable but inevitable to an attitude closer to the commercial aviation standard: Any death is extraordinary and requires immediate remedial action. Such a shift wouldn't be easy.
Energy group presses U.S. to speed autonomous car deploymentThu, 19, May 2016
A group of business executives and retired U.S. military officials, aiming to reduce America's reliance on oil, called for the removal of regulatory barriers and a national policy to trump state rules to foster autonomous car deployment.
Germany raises doubts about Opel's emissions deviceWed, 18, May 2016
Germany raised doubts about the legality of devices General Motors' Opel subsidiary used to monitor emissions, raising the possibility that the brand's engine software breaches the country's regulations.
Mitsubishi president steps down amid fuel economy scandalWed, 18, May 2016
The president of Mitsubishi Motors will step down after less than two years in the job amid a widening fuel economy scandal that torpedoed the company's sales and led to it selling a controlling stake to rival Nissan.
Takata declares 14 million airbags defective as part of expanded recallTue, 17, May 2016
Takata declared nearly 14 million airbag inflators defective as part of an expanded U.S. recall, but it said it considered the recall investigative, leaving the thorny question of cost-sharing with automakers unresolved.
V2V rollout hits critical stageSun, 15, May 2016
After more than a decade of r&d, vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology is reaching a key political juncture that could determine when and how “talking” cars appear on our roads.
Subaru recalls 48,500 Legacy, Outback models for steering glitchThu, 12, May 2016
Subaru of America is recalling 48,500 new Legacy and Outback models because of a potential steering issue and warned owners not to drive them until they are inspected and repaired if needed.
Takata faces 'Titanic hitting iceberg' moment as recalls widenTue, 10, May 2016
Embattled Japanese supplier Takata is struggling to get ahead of its airbag recall crisis, with the latest full-year financial forecasts failing to take into account the U.S. regulator ordering a near-doubling in number of devices to be replaced.